Issue #119 - 2013-11-04 - No Unicode in the subject line

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Hi,

Last week I had this little experience with various interesting Unicode characters in the Perl Weekly. On the web site it worked out well, but in the e-mail there were a few glitches. Most likely due to Mailman that I still use to handle the newsletter. (And it is a rather old version of Mailman, so I can't really blame it.) The subject line was missing the [Perlweekly] tag that Mailman should have included (and I hope it does this time again) and several people mentioned that they have not seen the heart in the subject line. I think the body of the message went through just fine.


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